Jessica Biel splits with Justin Timberlake
JUSTIN Timberlake and Jessica Biel have called it quits.
Representatives for the superstar couple confirmed news of the breakup in a joint statement this week.
“Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways,” the statement read.
“The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.” Justin, 30, and Jessica, 29, first began dating in 2007.
During the latter part of their relationship, the couple was dogged by rumours of a rocky romance.
In January 2010, Jessica opened up to Vogue about her singer/actor beau, noting she had no problems brushing off whatever rumours had been swirling about the couple.
“I don’t feel the need to clear anything up,” Jessica told the magazine at the time.
“It’s the most precious thing that I have in my life, and I care about it so much that I don’t care about what anyone says or thinks.
I have just not addressed it in any real way, and I’m not going to.
And I really like that about it.” In December 2008, the big screen bombshell spoke to Marie Claire UK, saying she was reluctant to speak publicly about Justin, whom she called her “one sparkly present.” “And I don’t want to open it in front of strangers,” she said at the time.